Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Tunney Introduces Ordinance to Allow Alcohol Sales in Wrigley Plaza

According to reports from the Sun-Times and Crain’s Chicago Business, Alderman Tom Tunney introduced an ordinance on Tuesday that would allow the Cubs to sell alcohol in the proposed Wrigley Field Plaza. The ordinance would allow not only allow the Cubs to sell beer and wine outside of Wrigley but the Bears and White Sox […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Chicago Plan Commission Approves Branding Arch, Changes to Wrigley Plan

The Chicago Pan Commission approved changes to the Wrigley Field restoration plan on Thursday and one of the tweaks includes a branding bridge over Clark Street between Patterson and Addison Streets. The Cubs inched closer to beginning the restoration project but will need approval from the City Council Zoning Committee and the full City Council […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Receive Property Tax Break, Permission to Move Wrigley Footprint

According to a report from Fran Spielman, the City Council’s Finance Committee authorized a Class L property tax break for Wrigley Field on Tuesday. The property tax break could save the Cubs “$8.5 million over 12 years if and when the landmark stadium is finally renovated.” The Sun-Times report put Wrigley’s current value at $19.2 […]

Theo Epstein and Crane Kenney Discuss the Cubs with Season Ticket Holders

Tradition. History. Pride. Loyalty that has stood the test of time. Those were the words and phrase that echoed through the Bank of America Theatre when Cubs On Deck 2014 began. The CCO attended the morning and evening sessions on Friday. Here are the notes from those sessions.

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Demo Right Field Sign, Rooftops Threaten Legal Action

The Cubs played their final home game of the year more than a month ago. Construction on the first phase of the Wrigley Field Restoration plan was expected to begin as soon as the home schedule wrapped but due to the ongoing conflict between the team and the rooftop club owners, the Cubs have yet […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Ricketts Reportedly Listening to Offers from Rooftop Owners

According to a report from WTTW, the Ricketts family is “entertaining discussions about buying some of the rooftop properties.” The report indicated ”some of the owners have come to the Cubs with the intent to sell and the Cubs are listening, but the two sides are nowhere near agreement in terms.” Tom Ricketts has been consistent with […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Landlord Sues to Block Wrigley Hotel Project

According to a report from Crain’s Chicago Business, the first of what could be many lawsuits was filed against the Cubs to block the construction of the proposed Wrigley Field hotel. The lawsuit was filed by Thomas A. Romano against the City of Chicago, Wrigley Field Holdings LLC, Wrigley Field Operations LLC, Triangle Property Holdings […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Ald. Tunney Wants Cubs to Start Project

According to a report from the Sun-Times, Alderman Tom Tunney “ridiculed the Cubs as a needy group” last Wednesday and questioned as to why the team had not obtained permits to begin the restoration project this off-season. When the Cubs announced the plans to Restore Wrigley Field, the first of five phases was supposed to […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Restoration Plans for Off-Season Put On Hold

The first phase to restore Wrigley Field was supposed to begin this past week when the Cubs wrapped up their home portion of the schedule. When the Cubs announced the plans last January to renovate the historic ballpark during the Cubs Convention, the first phase of the project was to include a new clubhouse and […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Renew Sponsorship with Anheuser-Busch, Includes Budweiser Sign in Right Field

The Cubs announced on Friday that they renewed the sponsorship deal with Anheuser-Busch. “The new multi-year partnership, which was negotiated by W Partners, the marketing firm owned by former Cubs executive Wally Hayward, will make Budweiser the exclusive official beer of Wrigley Field, extending what has been one of the team’s flagship deals for the […]